I am not new here but have not been here in a good while. I have a question and would like some input, so please indulge me and be as honest as you can.
If you live close to a store and they have something you want or need but you could also get it off the internet and it may be a bit cheaper, say in most cases no sales tax with maybe no shipping but its going to be ordered from someone out of your state and may even be coming through foreigner channels by way of drop shipping, which you may or not know, would you?
A. Order it through the internet and save a few bucks and deal with customer service long distance, if things go south on you?
B. Buy local and pay a bit more, knowing the money will be supporting your local community and take it home today, knowing you can deal face to face with a local?
C. Go look at it in a local shop decide if you like it, then order it off the internet to save a buck or two and take your chances?
I order plenty from the internet and other than being a little disappointed in the product or taking longer than I expected I have had good luck. I do wish I could at least look things over before I purchase and if it was available I probable would buy it on the spot.
In light of the economy and all the talk about bringing jobs back to the USA creating jobs I wonder if people have changed their shopping habits.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post and by the way I am not just talking about bbq related items but anything you may want or need.